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Oct 28, 2013 3:00pm EDT
our economy and our society forward. a country's national security, any country's national security is more dependent on the strength of its economy, and on the strength of its society than anything else. i think there's for some reason that i don't understand, john, there's been a change from a willingness of the two parties to work together to get things done to today, two parties at each other's throat. >> former cia deputy director mike morrell says the biggest threat he sees to the u.s. is washington dysfunction. that's big from a guy that was with president bush during the 9/11 attacks and citing american greed as our number one problem, outfacing our economy. what do they actually want? francis wilkinson a member of bloomberg editorial board and lays it out in his recent column, i couldn't agree with you more. when you look at governors -- republican governors specifically and getting things done, chris christie, kasic or martinez, you can name a few that are in states that president obama won, but they have high approval ratings and they know what it means to work with democ
Oct 31, 2013 3:00pm EDT
that my point is a different one. we have ratings agencies also saying that the american economy is undermined by the dysfunction in washington. i'm not calling on the president to be a better leader. i think that is a silly and simplistic notion. i am pointing out the fact that you have a group in congress that have decided they don't care if they hold the country hostage, they don't care if they hold the economy hostage, they don't care if they blow up their own party, they will do whatever they can to undermine the president. >> you also have -- guys, you also have -- >> you're absolutely right that the right has decided whoever is president, whoever is democratic president, that they will obstruct anything they want to do. this is not that obama could play this differently. we have a right that has decided to stop whatever motion that he wants. >> well, it's clear that the right has their own ideological struggles. they're down at a 22% approval rating, the lowest ever in history. but i go back to the fact that the american people are clearly wanting compromise. when the preside
Nov 4, 2013 3:00pm EST
obama care rollout stay bad, damaging the brand? will the economy turn voters against dems? will the president's approval number stay in the 40s? history shows, midterm house elections are almost always bad for the party in power. partly because of who shows up for midterms. diehards. the 2012 electoral turnout was 58% for 2010 it was 41%. retirements are often a key to gains, but all nine retirements for 2014 are in ruby red districts seven points more republican than the national average. as for money, the rnc has outraised the dnc 61 million to $49 million and conservative million airs are going to funnel enough money to make sure incumbent republicans have all they need. dems play that game too. but republicans so far are far better at it. the mountain for dems is everest high. dems would have to hold all lean seats and win all vulnerable lean republican races. the odds of a dem house are slim, people. and it's that extraordinary difficulty of turning the house blue in a world where 80% are in safe districts. that's why we get extreme tactics that threaten to undermine the activi
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